My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

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By (author) Gerald Malcolm Durrell

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142004413
  • ISBN 13: 9780142004418
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 94,678

Product description

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

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Author information

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).